2Pac, Anthony Mackie and Madea

Published by Clay Cane on Friday, February 11, 2011 at 12:00 am.

It’s official! The 2Pac film starts filming this summer in Los Angeles, New York, Georgia and Las Vegas. Directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, Brooklyn’s Finest), the movie will be distributed by Morgan Creek and appropriately titled TUPAC. However, there is no word on the cast and who play the legendary hip-hop icon.

Anthony Mackie is a name in the mix but he told BET.com back in December, “I am sure Fuqua has a very precise vision that he has for that film. So, I don’t know. I haven’t talked to him. I have not seen him. The first I’d heard of it was a few weeks ago. It is still early in the process, I don’t even know if they have a script. By the time it comes around I will probably be too old, but Black don’t crack!”

Speaking of Mackie, this brother is steadily working. According to Deadline.com, he is in talks to star in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter for 20th Century Fox — yep, a Vampire film based on Abe Lincoln. Mackie would play Lincoln’s best friend.

Lastly, Madea is officially back and the trailer for Madea’s Big Happy Family has hit the web. Check it out below!

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